It seems like everybody in the combat sports world has been talking about the potential super fight between UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. for quite some time now.
Audie Attar, the longtime manager of McGregor, says that the potential super fight is closer to happening.
“Listen, I think there’s fan interest, and I think that’s brought us to a point where this may happen,” Attar said on The MMA Hour. “But we’ll see. Nothing is set in stone. I think it’s one of those things that’s a work in progress, but it’s definitely trending in the right direction.”
Attar’s client hasn’t fought in any way since defeating Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 205.
One thing that Attar believes will make the fight happen one day is the fans growing interest in the two competitors.
“I think first and foremost it’s just the fan interest,” he said. “I think Floyd and Conor organically just going back and forth, that kind of picked up the fan interest. Credit to Dana White and the UFC for recognizing a huge opportunity and wanting to be involved. I think that’s really the…I would say evolution of this whole thing. I think in today’s age of social media and media picking up on story lines and banter, people can also quantify and measure the viability of something like this from a business standpoint. It’s all happening organically, which is good.”
If the fight were to come together down the line, it would not be happening until after the birth of McGregor’s first child.
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